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Startup Digest Halifax - Issue #6

Covid-19 continues to impact all of us but things are improving- We now have the Atlantic Bubble and
Issue #6  •  July 6  •  view online
The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Halifax.
Covid-19 continues to impact all of us but things are improving- We now have the Atlantic Bubble and a spirit of optimism is starting to gain momentum. Please continue to social distance and do wear masks wherever you go. If not for yourself then for us old, vulnerable people that you could kill by passing it on to even when you don’t feel sick! There is going to be a 2nd wave and how strong it will be is dependent on how well we follow the guidelines and protect each other!
We are still focusing on funding and staffing assistance, sites that provide updated information and support and, of course, on virtual events. Several organizations are now providing a wealth of information on how to “change” your strategy for the new world and grow your business.
If you have any events that should be included in our digest, please see the link at the end of the digest and pass them in.

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Weekly Remarks:
The really great man is the man who makes every man feel great. ~ G. K. Chesterton
In these troubled times, we all must do a little extra to be great but, of more importance, we all need to help others wherever we can so that we all move forward and end up with better startups, more diversity and ultimately a beeter world. To some this may sound “corny” but, if that is the case, I like corny!
BDO, a Management Consulting and Accounting firm that does a lot to support startups, has put together a very comprehensive business support site for the Covid-19 world. There is information on a wide variety of topics and issues and clear identification of changes that you need to make to succeed. Check it out at:
To see the most up to date information on Federal plans that are available:
For startups and businesses looking for more information on funding as well as great webinars and podcasts covering startup related issues or for general help with your business go to or, for help from the government and great information on how to build and grow a business, go to:
Upcoming Events:
To see a listings of some upcoming events aimed at supporting businesses in these trying times check out the Digital Nova Scotia website: and the Volta website. Volta is one of Canada’s largest provider of co-working space space and support services to help startups grow and prosper. To learn more and see upcoming events and programs:
**July 9th-2:30 PM- Staying Lean- Learn how to start and grow a business using the Lean Business Model Canvas.
**July 9th, 6-8 PM-The Agewell National Impact Challenge. Join this virtual event and see 5 great startups pitch their health/senior related “idea” for $20,000 in prize money and hear from a panel of experts in the field of brain health. A great event to join:
**July 15th-2:30 PM- Women’s Pitch Europe- Join this Virtual event and see some great ideas presented:
**July 16th-9 AM- Personal Branding that Works for You. Chantal Brine a well known speaker and branding expert will present a one hour session that can help all do a better job of branding at a time where your brand is one of the keys to success:
**July 23rd- 7:30-9:30 PM- Women Taking over the World with Tech. This session on visioning will help you clearly define your business and put you on the road to success:
**July 29th-5 PM- Pitch BC- Virtual event to hear some great pitches from the west coast:
**Together we can rebuild our economy and truly show the world that Nova Scotia is a place where anyone who has a great idea can build a startup, get the help they need and succeed!

Techstars Startup Digest Halifax is curated by:
John Hamblin John Hamblin - Curator-Halifax
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